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Originally published in 1853,Twelve Years a Slaveis a haunting portrayal of stolen freedom and brutal life on the sugar and cotton plantations of the Deep South.<BR <BR Landowner, carpenter, and skilled violinist Solomon Northup is living comfortably with his wife and children in Saratoga, New York, when two circus promoters offer him work as a traveling musician. They then drug and kidnap him, and Northup is sold into slavery and transported to Louisiana, spending twelve grueling years in captivity, at the whim of several ruthless slave owners.<BR <BR With its gripping and horrendous accounts of slave life in the Deep South, Solomon Northup''s seminal memoir is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Eric Ashley Hairstonis Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Law and Humanities at Elon University. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina and is author ofThe Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization and the African America...
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Title:Twelve Years A Slave
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.75 X 6 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.75 X 6 X 0.75 in
Published:March 6, 2018
Publisher:Race Point Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781631065064

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